Synopsis: The Chairman of the State and Culture Committee Datuk Muhammad Jilani announced this new project and said that the area will be recognized as a habitat for 3000 birds of 16 different species.
Melaka plans to introduce new eco-friendly tourism in Malaysia, birdwatching in Batu Berendam. This place will be in the Taman Mutiara swap area in Berendam which will be developed by the State and Culture Committee. The Chairman of the State and Culture Committee Datuk Muhammad Jilani announced this new project and said that the area will be recognized as a habitat for 3000 birds of 16 different species.
Batu Berendam is one of the best cities to visit in Malaysia and birdwatching will attract a lot of tourists to Batu. The bird species include Purple Heron, Asian Openbill, Lesser Coucal, Asian Openbill, Cinnamon Bittern, Great Egret, Black-Crowned Night Heron, and Javan Myna.
Chairman Jilani said that these are the Malaysian species that the Malaysian Nature Society identified. In a press conference, the chairman said “We plan to turn the area into our new tourism product by organizing birdwatching activities to draw not only tourists but also local and foreign bird enthusiasts. We already have a ‘raptor watch’ in Tanjung Tuan and this new product will offer one more attraction.” It is said that this will help in boosting eco-tourism in Malaysia.
To realize the endeavor, a thorough discussion on a number of issues, including law, will be held with a number of stakeholders, including the division for tourist promotion, Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan), Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council, and the respective landowners.
People who are planning to visit Malaysia can add birdwatching to their things-to-do list in Malaysia. It will not only promote eco-tourism but also educate people about the importance of nature and other habitats.
Jailani said that in an effort to prevent development, the land will be transformed into a center for bird conservation.
In order to avoid actions that would disrupt the birds’ habitat, he said that a subcommittee had been established to monitor the region.
In connection with the Bird Watching Program at Taman Mutiara in Batu Berendam, he noted, a photographic contest will run until November 7.